For such a small town, Tofino has some pretty great food.
I don't get to this West Coast outpost (pop. 1,600) very often, so when I visited for a recent learn-to-surf trip, I made sure to check out SoBo. I've heard about this place for years but never managed to get there myself. One of my colleagues, who visits Tofino frequently to surf, raves about SoBo's smoked wild fish chowder.
The Roof at Black + Blue opened in April, nearly 18 months after the ritzy dining room below it had launched and just in time for summer. While the city’s largest rooftop restaurant patio has been popular during warmer months, owner Glowbal Collection has found a way to cozy the space up for winter.
At a media preview of the Roof’s brunch, which has actually been running Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a few months, the Roof looked festive and inviting. Christmas décor was illuminated by a cozy fire, and canopy tents enclosed the space—making it warm enough to comfortably wear just a T-shirt.
Every December, many people turn their attention to helping the homeless and hungry people they ignore the rest of the year.
However, it’s not just our fellow humans who could use our support. Many animals—of the nonhuman variety—are vulnerable and suffering, and could benefit from our assistance at this time of year.
Here’s 10 ways that you can help the animals this holiday season.
What's the biggest tip you've ever received?
Okay, multiply that by at least a hundred and you've got the mysterious benefactor who's been leaving thousands of dollars in tips in the U.S.
Going by the handle @tipsforjesus on Instagram—his (her? them?) bio simply reads "Doing the Lord's work, one tip at a time."—this mad tipper has given away over US$55,000 since the beginning of September.
So far, all that's known about the tipper is that they wield an AMEX card, have a predilection for college football, and travel frequently; huge tips have popped up in Michigan, Indiana, Chicago, Washington state, Utah, and Los Angeles.
The East Vancouver restaurant has pledged to donate 20 percent of dinner sales between 5 and 10 p.m. to the local animal-rights organization. Diners are being asked to mention “Liberation B.C.” when making a reservation.
The Pacific Northwest is often lauded as a great place to be a chef, so it’s no surprise that many young chefs choose to do their apprenticeships in cities like Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, and Seattle. At the annual Fairmont Hotels culinary apprenticeship dinner—held on November 13 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel—23 apprentices showcased their talents by creating a seven-course meal with wine pairings for 400 people in a judged competition.
When it rains, it pours—wine and snow, that is.
This weekend is a big one in Whistler: not only is it the second weekend of Cornucopia, Whistler's food and wine festival, but Saturday (November 16) marks an early opening for Whistler mountain.
With five lifts running, skiers and boarders can upload from either the Whistler Village Gondola or the Creekside Gondola. These locations are set to open 13 days early; Blackcomb Mountain will open as scheduled on American Thanksgiving, November 28.
Not everyone's a fan of Sriracha sauce these days; in fact, it's leaving some southern Californians in tears.
The city of Irwindale, California, has filed suit against Huy Fong Foods Inc., the manufacturer of the Asian hot sauce, over what residents are calling an "offensive chili odor" when the local factory is in operation.
Residents are also complaining about sore throats and eye-searing pain, which leaves them unable to go outdoors at times.
Huy Fong Foods set up a 655,000-square-foot factory in the city last year, and all chilis for Sriracha sauce are processed and stored between September and December annually.